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  1. Ha - I did a search earlier and saw that one. I just put it in my cart. To be clear, you do not remove the drain plug, you just do that extra 1/2 quart "rinse / remove" to get out any residual.
  2. I like the idea of the transfer pump. That sure would reduce the mess of a drip pan. Just pump it into an old container. Those pumps are dirt cheap on Amazon or at Harbor Freight. I use a battery one to pump gas to my tractor. I was always spilling from a 5 gal container and 15 bucks changed all that. SIDE NOTE: I wonder if this thread could be moved to the Massimo section of the Forum? There's some good info here.
  3. This oil meets the standards and you can pick it up at your local Wally World. https://www.walmart.com/ip/Valvoline-4-Stroke-ATV-Conventional-10W-40-Motor-Oil-1-Quart/19514362 I did my first oil change on Sunday - way too late (260 miles). My manual has conflicting info. Under break in, it says to change the oil after 20 hours or 500 miles. In the chart, it says 20 hours or 200 miles. Then I read some posts that say change after the first 25 miles. It was a bear getting off the drain plug. Luckily, my buddy is a mechanic and has a lift in his garage. FYI - take a look at your owners manual in the maintenance schedule. Be prepared to change your gear oil in the final and differential cases at 20 hr / 200 miles. We ended up replacing the gear oils in both. The oil in the final case was funky and had some metal shavings in it.
  4. Well. yesterday I was able to get my oil changed and it was a JOB. My neighbor has a lift in his garage so we put it up and used an impact driver to get the drain plug out. That spring shot out and we made a mess. Lucky for me, he's a mechanic. We found this manual online https://www.manualslib.com/manual/1356653/Bennche-Bighorn-400.html?page=104#manual We ended up changing the gear oil in the final and differential cases per the manual. The final had some nasty gunk in it. If you are not mechanically inclined, I suggest taking it to a service center and have them do the required maint.
  5. I could not get mine loose / off. I was not able to get any leverage. My unit will sit until Sunday when I can take it to my neighbors house, use his lift and "real tools". Funny / not so fun story - while pulling hard my socket slipped off drain bolt and I cut my hand on the edge of the skid plate. Then turned my head around and skinned my nose on the other side of the plate. Nothing bad but I looked like some one beat my ass in my garage. I still look pretty stupid with that scrape on my nose today.
  6. Fired her up, put it in low, drove around and up and down our steep hills 4X. Never took it out of low and NEVER saw the CEL. Prolonged downhill in N or L does not set off the CEL but H does.
  7. I'll try that tonight if the rain holds off. Say I use Low to go up and down the steeper roads with no CEL issues. I read your post earlier that given my driving habits, I should be driving in low way more than I do. Perhaps the CEL issue is -------- Operator Error.
  8. I like the idea of the Fumoto Valve but got to thinking - which is dangerous for me. Since this unit does not have a filter, one would still have to remove the entire valve to access the screen to clean it. Other than a much easier and cleaner oil drain, do you think that defeats the purpose on this particular engine? After I do my first oil change and make a mess, maybe I'll appreciate the valve A LOT more. I have plenty to learn as this is my 1st UTV so I truly appreciate all the feedback and posts.
  9. After busting my knuckles 12 times, I could not get the drain plug off. Of course, my ramps are at my brothers house 40 miles away. I'll have to table this issue until later next week as I'll be out of town for several days. Thoughts from the posts above. I do not believe the 2020 Buck 400 model has the Hisun engine mentioned above. It's Chinese for sure but I read that Massimo ditched that engine in 2018 or 19. There is some mention of belts which I gather means drive belts. This unit has a shaft drive. Drove up 2 steep hills in low and came down both in neutral. NO CEL. Drove up a steep a 3rd time in High and came down in neutral - NO CEL. Hill #4 up in high and down in high - you betcha - CEL came on. Drove back to the garage, let her sit running for a few minutes, CEL went off. To be continued ............
  10. Well then their owners manual is full of POOP. Page 9.1 Vehicle Break in Period. Several comments about taking it easy and checking oil daily. I followed every one of their 7 recommendations. Item 7. word for word below Please replace the engine oil and filter, after driving for 20 hours or 500 miles. I'll get that oil changed asap.
  11. Thanks JT Answers below 1 - I only drive in high, all we do is cruise around our community roads at varying speeds. 2 are rather steep 2 - I have not as I did not want to build too much speed 3 - 268 miles no heavy loads 4 - no backfire - I'll try neutral today if I can. Ran around the lake last night 3.8 miles on basically flat roads - just 2 small hills. (I can easily avoid the steeps) with flawless performance.
  12. I talked to my boat guy today. He services my Mercury 90 HP four stroke outboard. I totally forgot he services ATVs, jet skis and other small engines. He said the same - use a 10W40 synthetic blend that meets the criteria in the manual. He uses a Mercury Marine oil on my boat. He suggested trying this product - https://www.autozone.com/motor-oil-and-transmission-fluid/engine-oil/quicksilver-10w-40-atv-utv-motorcycle-engine-oil-32oz/1060305_0_0 It's a division of Mercury Marine and the specs meet the requirements in the manual. It also is formulated for wet clutch engines. I grabbed 3 quarts at lunch. It was on sale, 2 for 16. I agree, better to resolve this sooner than later.
  13. Talked to the Tech at the local service center. He suggested I change the oil and use a quality 10W40 oil made specific for wet clutches. He said the units he's worked on have a break in oil with gas in it. He could not understand why they do that. He said he's worked on many of these Massimo SxS so that gave me mixed feelings. 1 - he's experienced 2 - why is he working on many of these ..... I hope I get lucky and this solves the issue. It's 2020, the year of hell on earth, so my expectations are VERY low.
  14. Some of this pump stuff is out of my league. I'll most likely end up at the service center. It's under warranty but just PITA to get it there.
  15. Not sure. There are 2 large hills close to my house. Once the CEL shows, I drive right back to my garage and shut her down. I've never continued more than a few minutes and less than a 1/2 mile. Perhaps I hit the hill first then continue on the flats and see what happens. I've checked the oil every day and it is full with the factory installed oil. It's parked in the same spot each night - no drips or spots.


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